Charles James Christiansen


Charles James Christiansen

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 11 May 2015 (aged 85)
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot SECTION 18-C SITE 817
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Charles J. Christiansen
August 20, 1929 – May 11, 2015

Charles James Christiansen, 85, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at The Sanctuary in Dayton. He was born August 20, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY. Charlie served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and Vietnam War and retired from military service in 1969. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1973 with a BA in Education and in 1976 from Eastern Illinois University with a MA in Education. He was employed at Kenwood School in District 4 in Champaign, IL as an elementary school teacher for 18 years. Charlie was later employed as an adjunct professor in the Elementary Education Department at St. Leo University in Ocala, FL for 5 years. He was a member of the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Retired Teachers Association.

Charlie was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Nancy, in May, 2011, his parents Mary Agnes (Curry) and Charles Christiansen, his brother Robert Colantti, great-granddaughter Bailey Hughes, step-granddaughter Stephanie Crist, sister-in-law Bonnie Baker, and brother-in-law Thomas Schaughnessy.

Charlie is survived by his daughters Michele Lutz of Riverside and Roxanne Christiansen of Kettering, son Daniel (Grace) Christiansen of Beavercreek, step-daughters Kim (Robert) Patton of Luverne, AL and Kelli (Dave) Crist of Luverne, AL, grandchildren Natalie and Kyle Christiansen, step-grandchildren Melissa (Steve) Hermeling, Loren (Aaron) Carter, three great-grandchildren, six step-great grandchildren, one step-great-great granddaughter, sisters Joan Schaughnessy of Kite, GA, Jerry (Thomas) Donahue of St. James, NY, and Patricia (Donald) Robberstad of Bay Port, Long Island, NY, brother-in-law- Edward Baker II (Sara) of Frisco TX, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Charlie will be buried at Dayton National Cemetery.



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